COVID-19 Reopening Information

Click To Read
5 Benefits of CEREC Same Day Crowns, MI

Our dentists can place your dental crown in one appointment by using CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). We’re always looking for the latest technology that will improve your experience in the dentist’s chair.

Continue reading to learn how you could benefit from a CEREC crown.

1. Minimally Invasive

In the past, patients had to bite into a tray of pink putty so we could get impressions of their teeth. Not only was this uncomfortable for patients, but it often triggered the gag reflex. Today, we use a slim camera wand to take detailed pictures inside your mouth. Digital dental impressions are perfect for patients with a high gag reflex.

We take a conservative approach to dental care, preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. If a cavity is too big to be fixed with a filling, we’ll recommend a dental crown instead.

2. Highly Precise

We use digital dental impressions to take highly precise pictures of your teeth and gums. With this information, we’re able to create a tooth crown that looks and feels natural. Your same-day crown will fit better since we’re basing the design on highly accurate scans.

3. Less Time in the Dentist’s Chair

We use CEREC to place your dental crown in one appointment. This is made possible by the CAD/CAM software on our computers that allow our dentists to design your new tooth crown right in front of your eyes. Once our dentists are ready with the design, they’ll send it to the milling machine in our office.

The milling machine is responsible for carving your tooth restoration from a block of ceramic or other tooth-colored material. We provide different shades of material so we can match your same-day dental crown to the rest of your smile.

We understand that our patients have busy lives, which is why we’re always looking for technology that shortens treatment time. Instead of waiting weeks for a new dental crown, you could be done in one appointment.

4. No Temporary Crown

Before CEREC, we had to send your dental impressions to an off-site lab. Since it would take a few weeks for the lab to create your dental crown, we would place a temporary tooth cover in the meantime. The temporary crown was often uncomfortable, which is why many patients are happy we adopted CEREC.

Since your dental crown is made in one appointment, we don’t have to put a temporary cover over your tooth.

5. Long-Lasting

A CEREC crown can last up to 15 years, as long as you maintain good oral health. This means that you’ll need to continue brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. If we find a lot of plaque and tartar buildup during your next teeth cleaning appointment with us, we may recommend adding a fluoride mouthwash to your routine.

As long as you take care of your oral health, your same-day dental crown should last for years to come.

Learn more: Are same-day crowns more expensive? >>

Ask About Our CEREC Crowns!

Our dentists are dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful healthy smile. To request an appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call Renew Family Dental at (616) 245-3205.

This blog post has been updated.